NYC Launch | Ellie Engle Saves Herself by Leah Johnson
Join Us For the Launch of Award-winning YA Author Leah Johnson's Middle Grade Debut: Ellie Engle Saves Herself!
Come discover this spectacular new middle grade title! Leah Johnson will be in conversation with Renée Watson, author of Ways to Share Joy: A Ryan Hart Story.
Ellie Engle doesn’t stand out. Not at home, where she's alone with her pet fish since her dad moved away and her mom has to work around the clock . Not at the bakery, where she helps out old Mr. Walker on the weekends. And definitely not at school, where her best friend Abby—the coolest, boldest, most talented girl in the world—drags Ellie along on her never-ending quest to “make her mark.” To someone else, a life in the shadows might seem boring, or lonely. But not to Ellie. As long as she has Abby by her side and a comic book in her hand, she’s quite content.
Too bad life didn’t bother checking in with Ellie. Because when a freak earthquake hits her small town, Ellie wakes up with the power to bring anything back to life with just her touch. And when a video of her using her powers suddenly goes viral, Ellie’s life goes somewhere she never imagined—or wanted: straight into the spotlight.
Surviving middle school is hard enough. Surviving middle school when paparazzi are camped out on your front lawn and an international pop singer wants you to use your powers on live tv and you might be in love with your best friend but she doesn’t know it? Absolutely impossible.
A laugh-until-you-cry, cry-until-you-laugh story about friendship, change, and the power we have to love ourselves.
Wednesday, May 3rd at 6PM EST at Our 17th St Location!
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